I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a full time professional photographer now and to be creative every day. I was born and raised in Wyoming and Colorado, grew up on a family ranch. When I was 16, I took a photography class in high school and I knew that I wanted to be a photographer. I was also rodeoing, roping and thought I could combine my two passions (photography and rodeo). I wanted to compete in rodeos and create photos at rodeos. I wanted to photograph rodeos and sell enough prints to then compete as well. I then went to college for photography, then started my own photography business creating rodeo, sports, and portrait photography. Then moved to commercial photography a few years later. I attended Northwest College in Powell, WY, where I received my Associate of Applied Science in Photographic Communications. Over the last 13 years in business, I have become experienced shooting products, food, travel, exterior and interior architectural, people/lifestyle, executive portraits, animals, the medical and mining industry, for advertising, marketing, editorial, annual reports, public relations, catalogs, websites, conferences, trade-shows and events. My main portfolio and website is www.idlerphotography.com.